Will rap ever get the respect from the Recording Academy?
While 2012 hasn’t been a particularly fruitful year for brilliant hip-hop releases, there have been a few stellar, mature and musical offerings from rap’s elite artists like Common, The Roots, Drake and Nas. Yet these projects have been relegated to rap categories, with not a single major award nomination. And they wonder why rappers throw subliminal shots. (Jay-Z’s words: “Fuck your awards like Eddie Murphy’s couch”).